Vitamin B12 Injection
Why a Vitamin B12 Injection?
An untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to neurological problems or pernicious anaemia, which occurs when your body doesn’t have enough B12 to produce the amount of red blood cells it needs.
Vitamin B12 injections are the most common way to prevent or treat a deficiency. The injections are prescribed by a doctor and given intramuscularly, or into muscle and are very effective at raising blood levels of B12 and preventing/reversing a deficiency.
What is Vitamin B12
Vitamin B₁₂, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body: it is a cofactor in DNA synthesis, and in both fatty acid and amino acid metabolism. It is particularly important in the normal functioning of the nervous system via its role in the synthesis of myelin, and in the maturation of developing red blood cells in the bone marrow.
What are the symptoms of a Vitamin B12 deficiency?
- Skin pallor and yellowing of skin
- Extreme weakness and fatigue
- Sensations of pins and needles due to nerve damage
- Glossitis and mouth ulcers
- Breathlessness and dizziness
- Mood changes: depression, psychosis and irritability
- Some loss in sense of touch, walking and vision problems
- Symptoms of dementia
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
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Ruth Parsons, RGN, Dip HE, INP (Independent Nurse Prescriber) is the principal and founder of Frontalis. A lifelong native of Bristol, Ruth is a Registered Nurse with 13 years’ experience in Acute Medicine, A&E, general nursing, and as a GP Practice Nurse. Ruth has also spent four years’ working as a Surgical Nurse within cosmetic surgery and has qualified as an Aesthetician specialising in muscle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and other skin rejuvenation techniques.